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On my bmw x5 the backin senor light keeps on blinking whenever i put the car on reverse and it does not give me the signal of how far i am from the other object. these past two days it has been realy cold. i dont know if the cold has effect on it or something else is wrong with it. can someone help me out i would really appreciate your help Thanks in Advance

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  • taulant_xhel Jan 18, 2009

    yes i have. i ve even try to clean both back and front sensors but it is still doin it... there are times it works fine (thats like 1 in 100 times the car goes on revers tho). i mean does anybody else have the same problem or is it just my car???

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The cold might have an effect, but have you checked for debris stuck on a few of the sensors on the bumper?

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  • joe Jan 18, 2009

    hope you find the problem before it drives you nuts. i hate to say it, but its all part of the BMW ownership/experience. all three of my BMWs have had little quirks, but luckily they have been covered by a warranty.



    maybe one sensor in the rear is bad causing the problem.



    also, is there a separate switch for the front sensors when in drive? if so when you push it and drive forward, so you also get an error? if error when in drive (forward) and reverse, then could be the brain of the system. good luck with it all. sorry i could not have been of more help.

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